Reporting to the Senior Director for Finance, the Financial Analyst will support the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research finance team to manage the day-to-day financial needs for the institute, including current and future projections, financial reporting, payroll management, and accounts payable and receivable. They will ensure accurate accounting practices within the organization and assess the organization's financial health, identifying problem areas and developing solutions in collaboration with the Senior Director for Finance. Position is fixed term and contingent upon the availability of funding.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
Required Experience: 2+ years or equivalent combination of education and experience in financial data analysis and budget management.
Preferred Experience: 3+ years relevant experience including budget administration or grants management in an educational/non-profit institution.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to manage a complex workload, meet deadlines and demonstrate accuracy and strong attention to detail. Demonstrated analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in analysis and summarize findings and data for resolution. Problem solving, communication and report writing skills. Proficient in Windows-based software applications, including compiling and manipulating datasets and providing sound analyses.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of OMB circulars and government grant policies, and GAAP. Well versed in quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy, and legitimacy of data in NYU systems and be able to strictly follow data privacy and security procedures for data handling and analysis to ensure adherence to legal and institutional standards.
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